Runners Get Second Chance to View State Meet Course

Sandhills Invitational-state meet course
Collins Hill (Ga.) junior Drouin Jackie finished first in the Sandhills Invitational girl's varsity race. Drouin covered the course in 18:29 with South Carolina's first runner being Chrystal Haire of Westminster Catawba, a member of the NCISAA. Haire (second), a senior finished ahead of the strength of Mauldin High runners Alyssa Kulik (third), Hannah Morgan (fourth) and Lauren Klas (fifth) in 18:39. Mauldin dominated the field in the team placing with 31 points to South Aiken's second place total of 80. Lassiter (Ga.) rounded out the top three in team scoring with 88 points.

Graham Tribble, a senior at Ben Lippen (SCISA) outran Lassiter (Ga.) sophomore Zack Flickinger by nine seconds, 16:09 to 16:18 in the varsity boy's competition. Ridge View senior Cornelius Harvin rounded out the top three in 16:29. In the team scoring, Northwestern sealed the with a six point margin over Lassiter 62-68, respectively. Northwestern's Stuart McDaniel led the Trojans with a fourth place finish. J.C. Koziel and Tyler Hudgins finished eighth and ninth, respectively for Northwestern. Ridge View was third and Wade Hampton (G) was fourth in team points.

Note: has not received a new course map for the state meet.

Wando Invitational
Beaufort senior Elizabeth Tempel finished first in the girl's varsity 5k at the Wando Invitational. Tempel covered the course in 19:14.04 with West Florence start Alisha Royal second over the line in 19:30.71. James Island's Rindi Wood rounded out the top three. In team scores, Stratford took the team title with 57 points over Hilton Head (79). Sophie Chambers was first in for Stratford with a top five finishing time of 20:23.28. Also in the top 10 for Stratford was Cara Browning. Hilton Head was led by Nicole Menzel (10th, 20:37.34).

In the boy's 5k event Stratford senior Toma Walker finished 22.48 seconds ahead of Bluffton's Marshall Meyer in 16:32.92. Meyer covered the course in 16:55.40. James Island's Wells Johnson was third.

Led by Wando senior Daniel Vincent (fifth) and teammate Tony Guy (sixth), also a senior, the Warriors captured the team title on their home course over Hilton Head, 76-87, respectively.

Solid Orange Classic
Fort Mill tallied a perfect score in the boy's varsity event at the Solid Orange Classic, held on the campus of Clemson University. Andrew White led Fort Mill with a 16:34.01. David Huckaby (second), Travis Owens (third), David Willis (fourth), Stephen Powell (fifth), Josh Mabry (sixth) and Christopher Powell (seventh) were Fort Mill's varsity finishers. Daniel Kalshoven, also of Fort Mill finished four seconds behind Christopher Powell for a ninth place finish. Wren was second and Daniel finished third in the team standings.

In the girl's varsity 5,000-meter run Daniel's Stephanie Gammon sealed the individual trophy in 19:13.11 with teammate Sinead Haughey placing second in 19:58.27. Fort Mill's Jenn Callahan was third in 20:11. Daniel captured the team title with 23 points, as Fort Mill was second with 47 points. Wren rounded out the top three.

Run by the Airport
Team standings were only available to from this meet.

In the girl's varsity event Camden was first with Heathwood Hall taking second and White Knoll rounded out the top three. In the boy's team competition South Florence was first with White Knoll taking home second and Camden Military Academy rounded out the top three.

The CCI (Harlem, Ga.)
North Augusta High School competed in The CCI meet Oct. 15. Leading the boy's team at the meet was Michael Pippen. Pippen was third overall, covering the 5,000 course in 17:10. Pippen's teammate Derek Ward missed the number 10 spot by less than one second in 17:55 to Greenbrier's (Ga.) Wesley Ryan. North Augusta finished fourth in team points.

North Augusta girl's finished third in team points. Keely Gillespie led the team with a top seven finishing time of 20:28.

Post Season Action Underway
Post season action started Monday with the Region 2-2A meet taking place at Chesnee High School. Broome was crowned boy's champion with 31 points to Chesnee's second place total of 39. Stefan Shealy of Broome was first in 16:31. In the girl's competition Broome also captured the team title, however the individual winner was Chesnee's Carey Phillips.

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